Widower left in limbo by benefits rules

NO BENEFIT ... grieving Eric Lugg has returned to his home town of Jarrow, but does not satisfy tougher new UK residency rules.

NO BENEFIT ... grieving Eric Lugg has returned to his home town of Jarrow, but does not satisfy tougher new UK residency rules.

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A GRIEVING South Tyneside man is facing a cash crisis after returning to the UK.

Eric Lugg, 57, who was born and raised in Jarrow, returned to his home town this month after the death of his Dutch wife, Corrie.

The couple lived near Breda, in southern Holland, for five years, but Mr Lugg, who works in the building trade, decided to return to his native Jarrow after his 58-year-old wife died of cancer late last year.

 

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